The Comment Awards Know The REAL Secret of Bear Mountain

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Hi, muffins! Guess what? GUESS WHAT? I can see the sky! The sky is blue! I am crying because I just went outside and the sky was blue! And then I checked the air quality, and it was… not terrible! (Other West Coasties will understand — the sky has not been blue for WEEKS.)

I do not even know how to describe the feeling of seeing a blue sky after weeks of wildfire smoke, but it is my sincerest wish that you, too, will feel joy this vivid sometime very soon. A blue sky upon you! And you, and you, and you!

This week, the TV team asked: what’s the gayest (but not gay-gay) film your parents ever rented for you at Blockbuster?

Just in case you’re wondering: You’re not bad at sex.

Guess what? It’s Bi+ week! I am SO excited after reading these Notes from the Editor.

Did you catch the Mal Blum song on this season of Trinkets? Drew spoke to Mal about the show, gardens, the trans narratives of Bruce Springsteen, and more!

Dating… looks different these days.

Out Black lesbian Punkie Johnson is joining the cast of SNL! Does that make two out people on the same show??

The second installment of Scenes from a Gender was just… truly lovely.

Trying to figure out how to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays during the pandemic? Vanessa’s got you covered.

And then there were your comments!

On What’s the Gayest Not-Gay Film Your Parents Rented You From Blockbuster?

The Secret Is Lesbianism Award to Kristana:

I just know that “Gold Diggers: the Secret of Bear Mountain

The Just 2 Gals Being 2 Pals Award to QueenPlum:

so my favourite time has to be the one time i convinced my mom to borrow the true adventure of 2 girls in love, which is yes, an actual gay movie. she used to like going to blockbuster once a week and would borrow one movie for the whole family and one for me or my siblings. anyways i told her to pick that one when she asked me what i’d want. when she hesitated, i said don’t worry the 2 girls are in love with 2 different boys, and since she’s esl she trusted what i had to say!

And the Apocalypse Now Award to Didi:

Tank Girl. It prepared me for living in queer punk houses & having no running water. Lori Petty forever.

On Sunday Funday Will Not Be Throwing a Gender Reveal for Miss Major’s Baby!

The Cultured Award to Deli Twotone and Iarran mé:

Are you saying sourdough is gay … culture? Wheat-ever will you come up with next? I’ll stop before my puns get any crumbier.

On 9 Upcoming Quarantine-Centric Romantic Comedies:

The Cast Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett and Send Them to Cannes Award to Jess Mathies:

To L and Back

On “To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 506: Lights! Camera! Action! With Lauren Ashley Smith:

The It’s Worth It Award to BettyOnIt:

You described Dawn Denbo releasing rats into The Planet so well I’m honestly convinced I watched that scene happen. Also “pear polenta tart

On Scenes from a Gender 02: Illustrated Moments of Trans Womanhood:

The Kids These Days Award to :):

These are fantastic. I love how that last one captures both the curiosity and ease with which kids handle gender, sexuality, and identity questions when they haven’t been taught to fear or hate.

And on “The First Time”: Drew Gregory Made a Movie in Quarantine and it’s 15 Minutes of Pure Queer Bliss:

The Seen Award to Lexi:

As a trans lesbian in her 20s dating and being messy during quarantine, I feel so seen! You’re legit an inspiration for me to keep writing and telling stories!

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  1. thanking all the firefighters who have been working so hard and so grateful for air I can’t see. it took 3 days, but I finally opened windows today. i had to remind myself not to grab a mask to go get the mail. it was nice.

      • sending as much peace as i can create into the universe. i actually started meditating after Heather wrote a piece about how it helped her.

        when i lapse from that, strategizing. when I lapse from that, playing with type.

        i do not think i am tone deaf despite the many accusations, so i am afraid to send you good vibes for your song out of respect for your efforts.

  2. Thanks QG. :) I don’t have any further puns to contribute (inflict?) right now, too sad and angry about RBG/Miraculous Mitch’s discovery that he can set a turtle-land-speed record for confirming a new justice in the last year of a president’s term after all. Mostly I feel like kicking things.

    I do have a blue sky though, which I appreciate.

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